A combined seven UM commits participated in Thursday nights action-packed contest between Miami Northwestern (2-1) and Miami Palmetto (1-1). The game resulted in a 17-7 win for the Bulls.
Along with them, many others commits, including multiple from South Florida, will take the field Friday night. That being said, let’s take a closer look:
Miami Palmetto at Miami Northwestern
(Thursday, 7:00 p.m. EST) On the Bulls’ corner, four-star receiver Romello Brinson, four-star safety Kamren Kinchens and three-star cornerback Tim Burns captured their second victory of the season. Alongside the three, tight end Kahlil Brantley, an oral UM commit, was sidelined for the contest for unknown reasons.
As for Palmetto, five-star Leonard Taylor headlined the list of Division I players. Leonard, who committed to Manny Diaz’s program in the summer, was joined by four-star defensive tackle Savion Collins and three-star receiver Brashard Smith, who are both planning to enroll at Miami.
Plantation American Heritage at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
(Friday, 8:00 p.m. EST) Five-star athlete and Miami oral commit James Williams stars in Friday’s showdown between Heritage (5-1) and Aquinas (2-1), one that’ll be televised on ESPN2. Among Williams, juniors Earl Little, a cornerback, and Jr. and edge Marvin Little Jr. have received an offer from Miami.
At St. Thomas, the feature prospect is quarterback Zion Turner, the only signal-caller in South Florida that UM has offered. Along with Turner, who’s part of the 2022 class, senior linebacker Jaylon Hood stays on the radar despite committing to Michigan, and so does junior lineman Tyreak Sapp, who put Miami in his top 5.
Miami Senior High School at Christopher Columbus
(Friday, 5:00 p.m. EST) The offensive line duo of four-star Miami commit Ryan Rodriguez and five-star UM target Julian Armella are among the top players lined up for Columbus’ 5:00 p.m. game. Along with the two, four-star defensive end and Hurricanes commit Jabari Ishmael is the leader of the Explorers’ front five.
Bishop Verot (Fort Myers, FL) at Palmetto Ridge (Naples, FL)
(Friday, 7:00 p.m. EST) It was reported that three-star athlete and Canes commit Malik Curtis was uncertain if he’ll play offense or defense at the collegiate level. Whatever it is, he’ll be ready to dominate. Curtis looks to continue his dominant senior campaign Friday.
Coral Glades at Stoneman Douglas
(Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST) Four-star offensive lineman Michael McLaughlin and his squad were dominant from start to finish, taking down Coral Glades 28-3.
Lowndes (Valdosta, GA) at Colquitt County (Norman Park, GA)
(Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST) Looking to stay undefeated Lowndes’ (6-0) defense will feature Miami linebacker commit Thomas Davis, as they take on 5-0 Colquitt County.
Glades Day at Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
(Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST) Three-star kicker Andres Borregales will look to continue his senior campaign at Champagnat with a win versus Glades Day.
Killian at Carol City
(Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST) Linebacker Tyler Johnson will look to get his second-straight victory against a competitive Chiefs team.
Independence (Frisco, TX.) at Wakeland (Frisco, TX)
(Friday, 7:00 p.m. EST) Coming off a one-touchdown game, tight end Elijah Arroyo will look to come out strong in what’s been a dominant senior year.
Heritage (Palm Bay, FL) at Bayside (Palm Bay, FL)
(Friday, 7:00 p.m. EST) Having given a verbal pledge to Miami, four-star athlete Chase Smith will look to capture a home victory against Heritage.
Carrollwood Day (Tampa, FL) at Seffner Christian (Seffner, FL)
(Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST) 2022 UM commit Brandon Cleveland headlines the defensive line for Carrollwood Day, who are on the road against Seffner Christian.
Boone (FL) at Edgewater (FL)
(Friday, 7:00 p.m. EST) three-star linebacker Deshawn Troutman, a Miami commit, is at home Friday as his squad looks to take down Boone.